The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

  • There are lots of ways to show-off your love for the national parks, from park-specific hats and pins to T-shirts. Now, through a deal orchestrated by the National Park Foundation, you can travel in style with national park-branded luggage.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

  • Editor's note: This version adds comment from The Access Fund.

    It will cost more in 2012 to climb Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve, as park officials are moving to offset the cost of protecting and rescuing climbers.

    The decision to boost the fee from $200 to $250 for climbers age 24 and younger, and to $35

  • There's certainly lots to see in Yosemite National Park, what with the soaring granite walls, wispy waterfalls, and the spectacular high country. And there's lots to hear, too, when you consider all the interpretation programs and park tours.

  • With two fatal grizzly maulings in Yellowstone National Park this summer, it's understandable if some feel intimidated about hiking in the park's backcountry.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

  • Steady winds during the Labor Day weekend helped spread the Point Fire in Yellowstone National Park to 1,100 acres, while fires elsewhere in the park remained comparatively small.

    The Point Fire, located on the eastern side of Yellowstone Lake, was burning in downed and dead logs with single and group